The Mark J.Millard architectural collection. Volume 1. French books sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Introduction and catalogue Dora Wiebenson. Bibliographic description Claire Baines.
Washington, National Gallery of Art 1993.
Folio. xxv + (1) + 511 + (1)pp, 172 ills. Pub cloth.
The first of four projected volumes devoted to the fine collection of architectural books formed by the New York banker Mark Millard (1908-1985). Professor Wiebenson’s notes on the significance of each book in the history of architecture, coupled with the detailed collations given, make this a helpful reference book, and there can be no doubt that the completed Millard catalogue will be essential for collectors, librarians and booksellers alike. It is an added pleasure that the volume is particularly well printed and has plenty of intelligently selected illustrations.